The Profiling Coordination Training (PCT) is a practical, hands-on course held over six days. Set in the fictional country of Freedonia, it takes participants through the profiling process from start to finish, and focuses on the role of the profiling coordinator. It has been run successfully since 2012.
Participants tend to be government officials and members of humanitarian and development organisations who are looking to build on their operational, technical and coordination competencies.
PCT’s content is built around our experience of profiling in protracted displacement situations and is based on our competency framework for profiling coordination.
Participants are equipped with a range of skills, including:
PCT’s practical emphasis gives participants the sense that they have actually undertaken a profiling exercise, improving their technical knowledge and their confidence to carry out a real project in the future.
Training materials and country scenario
The PCT is built around the fictional country scenario of Freedonia. Revised in autumn 2018, it reflects our displacement profiling experience over the last years, and hence ensures that participants’ experience is close to the situations and challenges they might come across in real life. The scenario outlines two complex protracted crises:
The country scenario comes with three datasets from profiling exercises in different parts of the country: an urban and a rural one, as well as one dataset covering hard-to-reach areas. Participants thus acquire expertise in profiling of distinct displacement settings and also learn to use a mixed approach combining quantitative and qualitative methods.
The PCT content and practical exercises have inspired and been integrated into many of our partners’ training courses. If you wish to get a sneak peek into the new Freedonia or use it for your own trainings, get in touch!
To apply for PCT, candidates are required to fill in an application form and enclose their CV and authorisation from their employer. JIPS encourages applications from colleagues in government, national statistical offices and NGOs and UN agencies working in the humanitarian and development sectors. Priority is given to applicants from operations where a collaborative profiling exercise is planned or needed.
Interview: Tarek Tamer, Monitoring and evaluation coordinator, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
We had a chat with Tarek Tamer, former PCT participant, who later worked as Profiling Coordinator for the Libya exercise. For him, the Profiling Coordination Training (PCT) proved to be valuable beyond his activity as the profiling coordinator of the exercise in Libya. Listen to Tarek sharing his views on the training with us.
It’s a challenging job! In this 5-minutes video, we outline the outline the crucial five competencies of a Profiling Coordinator and explain why this role is so important.
Want to learn more about profiling and the whole process? Then check out our crash course series on profiling displacement situations through the following videos: